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Front Passenger brake clicking?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MRW, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    MRW

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    Hey guys,

    Just had a question about my brakes on the front passenger side. I notice now that if I tap abruptly on the brakes while rolling I can hear a click noise from the front passenger. I am pretty sure its the pads that are loose and I think its not anything to worry about because the oem pads are made to be not snug fitted with some room to wiggle?

    I thought that I would be able to hear the click going forward and reverse, but I only hear this while rolling forward, not in reverse. I dont hear it if I feather the brake and lightly press the brake down.

    The brake pads are not worn down, the last time I checked while lifting the truck, there were lots of life left in them. (lifted truck 3 weeks ago).

    Anyone have any thoughts? I don't have the time to take it apart and check it out, but if you feel I should bring it to a shop I would do so.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    sloppyjoe

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    I would love to know this as well. I have been hearing the same thing. I was wondering if the drum brakes were going bad or something. So this will help me too.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    thanks for the link, yeah i read that earlier.. The thing is for that thread the clicking noise happens when the go forward, but it goes away after the first time unless they go reverse. So I can picture the pad sliding forward then back depending on the rotation of the wheel.

    With my clicking, I hear it everytime I tap the brakes with force going forward. It doesn't make a click or difference if I put the truck in reverse.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Oh ok, yeah that is different. Mine will click even if my foot gently touches the pedal.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    I have the same damn thing, first thought after the brake pad might be wheel bearing.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    Could be:

    • CV Joint
    • Ball Joint
    • Sticky Caliper Piston
    • Maybe an ABS relay sensor located on the passenger side making noise.
    It is happening with a forceful brake which is causing the truck to decelerate quickly so it opens up a lot more possibilities.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    For me it can happen right after moving forward 5 ft not evening disengage the clutch in 1st.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    same here and it drives me nuts every morning. my pads are still ok (3/8") or is it?!?
    it could be anything (caliper, joints..etc) but hopefully it's not serious cuz i'm so short on cash that i'll just ignore it ugh- sorry taco.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    The only click I had was as the pads began to wear down. The caliper has space in it and when I would back up it would move the pads and then when I went forward the first time it would reseed the pads and they "click" against the rotor. Sometimes it was one side sometimes it was both. Toyo Tech said it was design and I never had an issue with them. Got new pads about 1000 miles ago and it is gone.

    But it never happened over and over again while moving like some of you are saying. So I don't know what that could be other then what I mentioned.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Something else to consider.... Check the rotors for warpage.

    I've seen this on other vehicles, just not exactly the same setup. Rotors are slighly warped enough that every rotation moves the pads back-n-forth. If they're warped badly, it'll click without using the brakes.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    I've got the exact same problem, should I take it in to the dealer?
     
  13. Apr 20, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    Hi folks,

    I had a similar problem; a ticking or clicking noise when applying the brakes. It seemed to be coming from the driver's side front, so I pulled the wheel off and had a look...no apparent issues there. The sound was clearly related to vehicle speed, but seemed off (actually faster) than tire rotation. Hmm.

    So, I had the wife drive by on the street and apply brakes so I could pinpoint the sound. Well guess what...it was coming from under the vehicle, about midway under the passenger door. I poked around, and the only possibility I saw was an aluminum housing surrounding the driveshaft as it entered the transmission (not sure of part name; anyone care to fill me in?)

    I could see it wasn't quite centered, and was about 1mm away on one side / 4mm on the other. I took a screw driver and applied mechanical agitation until it looked right.

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    I drove down the street and enjoyed the silence.

    Note that I had the driveshaft replaced under warranty a couple years ago; it was warped and causing vibration so the dealership changed everything out. May or may not be related...

    2007 Prerunner double cab.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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    I'm gonna try that tomorrow.
    I'll let you know the results.

    Thanks
    Bill;)
     
  15. Apr 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    Thanks for the revive from the dead update! Haha.

    Ill take a look next time I'm down there
     
  16. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    @MRW,

    Ha...yeah, I noticed the dates on the posts, but since a few people's issues weren't resolved I thought I would post my fix. I drove it again today, and she was nice and quiet. Problem solved...hopefully a few others can find the peace and tranquility I now enjoy. :)

    @williamss, any luck??

    -greg
     
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